Artificial Nutrition And Hydration


Artificial nutrition and hydration should normally be withdrawn, says doctor

Michael Cook | 04 March 2012

An American doctor argues in the latest issue of the leading journal Bioethics that artificial nutrition and hydration should be withdrawn from all patients in a permanent vegetative state – unless there is clear evidence that they want to be kept alive.

 

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